Serie A giants Inter Milan are preparing to test City's determination to keep the striker.

Jovetic, 24, only arrived at City last summer from Fiorentina in a £22m deal.

But the Montenegro striker has struggled to settle after an injury-hit season.

Jovetic managed only six goals in 18 appearances for the Blues and found himself fourth-choice striker behind Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo.

Inter want to bring Jovetic back to Italy where he was a success with Fiorentina.

But City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Jovetic still has a big part to play for the Premier League champions.